December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Simplicity and elegance love this time of year because both -- simplicity and elegance --  are needed to carry the message of Advent and Christmas. You will hear that in the music of the season, featured on the next Sing For Joy. Do join us.

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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 7:10-16
  • (PS) Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
  • (2R) Romans 1:1-7
  • (G) Matthew 1:18-25

Lift Up Your Heads (TRURO)Thomas Williams / Psalmodia Evangelica / Georg Weissel, lyricist / Olaf C. Christiansen, arranger (1R)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Great Hymns of Faith: Volume II / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2651
© 2004 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

Hodie (A Christmas Cantata): Narration: Now the Birth of Jesus ChristRalph Vaughan Williams (G)
The Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral: London, United Kingdom / London Symphony Chorus / London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hickox
(CD) Vaughan Williams: Hodie (A Christmas Cantata) / MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY / 514727F
© 1997 Musical Heritage Society, USA

Cherry Tree CarolKentucky Mountain Ballad / Kentucky Mountain Ballad, lyricist (G)
Marsha Genesnsky, soloist
(CD) The Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols & Ballads for Christmas / HARMONIA MUNDI / HMU 807453
© 2010 Harmonia Mundi, 1117 Chestnut Street, Burbank, CA, 91506-1624, USA
www.harmoniamundi.com

Joseph est bien mariƩ (Joseph is Well Married)French Carol / Anonymous, lyricist (G)
Boston Camerata: Boston, MA, ensemble / Joel Cohen
(CD) A Renaissance Christmas / ELEKTRA/ASYLUM/NONESUCH RECORDS / 9 79134-2
© 1986 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10019, USA
www.nonesuch.com

Sussex Carol (SUSSEX CAROL)English Traditional / Philip Ledger, arranger (G)
The Choir of King's College / Benjamin Bayl, accompanist / Stephen Cleobury
(CD) A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols / EMI (ANGEL, EMI CLASSICS, EMI RECORDS, LTD) / 7243 5 73693 2 9
© 1999 EMI (Angel, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ltd), 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA
www.warnerclassics.com

Jesus Christ the Apple TreeStanford Scriven / Anonymous, lyricist (G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Light of All Creation...Scatter the Darkness / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3213/14
© 2009 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

A Virgin Unspotted (JUDEA)William Billings (1R, G)
The National Lutheran Choir: Minneapolis, MN / David Cherwien
(CD) Christ is Born / NATIONAL LUTHERAN CHOIR RECORDINGS / E-3600
© 2016 National Lutheran Choir Recordings, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 302, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, USA
www.nlca.com